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When a Man's a Man (1935)

Approved | | Western | 15 February 1935 (USA)
A man who has spent all his inheritance, finds meaning in life, and love, at ranch where his ingenuity is put to good use.

Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writers:

Frank Mitchell Dazey (screenplay) (as Frank M. Dazey), Agnes Christine Johnston (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... Larry Knight
Dorothy Wilson ... Kitty Baldwin
Paul Kelly ... Phil Acton - Foreman Cross Triangle
Harry Woods ... Nick Gambert
Jimmy Butler ... Jimmy - Newsboy
Richard Carlyle Richard Carlyle ... Dean Baldwin - Cross Triangle Owner
Clarence Wilson ... Garvey - Gambert's Lawyer
Edgar Norton ... Gibbs - Servant
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A landslide has diverted water from the Baldwin ranch to Cambert's. With their cattle dying, Cambert refuses to let them have any water. Easterner Larry Knight takes a job with the Baldwins and he has a plan to divert the water back to the Baldwin ranch. But Phil, jealous of Kitty's attraction to Larry, lets Cambert know of the scheme. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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remake | based on novel | See All (2) »

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He Was A Man's Man... but a woman owned his heart! See more »

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Western

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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Saturday 4 March 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Connections

Remake of When a Man's a Man (1924) See more »

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love triangle AND bad guys
27 August 2001 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

I ordered this film because I am a big fan of George O'Brien. I loved his silent films, especially "Sunrise" with Janet Gaynor. After silents, he became a western star. Not alot of his western films are available.

The story is about a man named Larry who is a drifter. He is traveling by train and at a stop goes to a Rodeo. He sees these guys riding a wild horse and he wants to see if he can do it. Well he falls off and to top it all off, misses his train. So he decides to stay behind and work on ranch.

Life on the old ranch is never boring. Case in point, Phil(the forehand) and Kitty(the rancher's daughter) were madly in love, that is until she got back from college. Now she is unsure. Enters new meat Larry who has also been to college. Kitty likes his looks and style. Phil doesn't like this one bit. Add to this Kitty's father is about to lose his ranch to the neighbouring cad. He has control of all the water in those parts and doesn't plan to share it with anyone. Cattle are dying and Kitty's father's money is going down the drain. Should he sell or hold out for hope. Hope comes in the way of a man named Larry.

Loved this movie. Just like the movies I saw on Saturday afternoon at the theatre when I was a young boy. Who could resist the charms of George O'Brien. What a man!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saga of the West See more »

Filming Locations:

St. George, Utah, USA

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Sol Lesser Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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